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Faculty

Paul R. Fulton, EdD, Course Director
Founding Board member and former President, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; former Director of Mental Health, Tufts Health Plan; private practice, Newton, MA; contributing author, Buddhism and World Culture, Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy, Studies in Gestalt Therapy – Dialogical Bridges, Handbook of Mindfulness, Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship; Begegnung von westlicher Psychotherapie und buddhistischer Geistesschulung; Co-editor: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.
 
John Briere, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Southern California; Director, USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center, National Child Traumatic Stress Network; Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology, APA; Co-editor, Mindfulness-oriented Interventions for Trauma: Integrating Contemplative Practices.
Website: www.johnbriere.com.
 
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine; Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness; contributing author to Mindfulness & Psychotherapy.
 
Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell
Co-founder, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care; co-developed the Foundations in Contemplative Care Training Program; core faculty for the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at NYZCCC’s education partner, New York Theological Seminary. His passion lies in bereavement counseling and advocating for change in the way our healthcare institutions work with the dying. He is a Senior Soto Zen priest and Soto Zen Teacher.
Website: www.zencare.org
 
Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN
Cofounder, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care; faculty of the University of Arizona Medical School’s Center for Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship; visiting professor at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, of the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston Medical School. Author and co-editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End of Life Care (Wisdom Publications, 2016). He is a senior Zen monk, Soto Zen teacher, ACPE supervisor, and Jungian psychotherapist.
Website: www.zencare.org
 
Jack Engler, PhD
Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance; founding Board member, Insight Meditation Society, and faculty and founding Board member, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre; private practice, Cambridge; co-author: The Consumers Guide to Psychotherapy; Transformations of Consciousness: Conventional and Contemplative Perspectives on Development; contributing author: Psychoanalysis and Buddhism; Buddhism and Psychotherapy across Cultures.
 
Christopher K. Germer, PhD
Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance; Board of Directors, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; private practice and supervision, Arlington; author, Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; co-editor, Wisdom & Compassion in Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.
Website: www.MindfulSelfCompassion.org
 
Susan Kaiser-Greenland
Author of The Mindful Child: How to Help your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate; developer of the Inner Kids program for children, teens, and families.
 
Sara W. Lazar, PhD
Assistant in Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Board of Advisors, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; contributing author, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation.
 
John Makransky
Assoc. Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College; co-founder of the Courage of Care Coalition and Foundation for Active Compassion; developer of Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT), which is being applied to empower inclusive care and compassion and prevent empathic distress and burnout for people in caring roles and professions.
Websites: http://courageofcare.org ; http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/theology/faculty/jmakransky.html
 
William D. Morgan, PsyD
Guiding meditation teacher, Certificate Program; psychologist in private practice; Board of Directors of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; visiting teacher and consultant, Natural Dharma Fellowship, Springfield, NH; contributing author to Mindfulness & Psychotherapy.
Website: www.BillandSusan.org
 
Stephanie Morgan, PsyD, MSW
Former member of the Board of Directors, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; contributing author, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy; private practice, Manchester-by-the-Sea.
 
Susan T. Morgan, MSN, RN, CS
Guiding meditation teacher, Certificate Program; Clinical Nurse Specialist; Board of Directors, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; visiting teacher and consultant, Natural Dharma Fellowship, Springfield, NH; contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition.
Website: www.BillandSusan.org
 
Kristin Neff, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, author of Self-Compassion.
Website: www.Self-Compassion.org
 
Andrew Olendzki, PhD
Senior Scholar, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre; teacher at numerous colleges and universities; contributing author, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.
 
Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston; co-author, The Mindful Way Through Anxiety, Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice; co-editor, Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Anxiety: Conceptualization and Treatment; contributing author, Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive Behavioral Tradition.
 
Alice Rosen, MSEd, LMHC
Director of Education for Feeding Ourselves; co-founder of Coming to our Senses About Food, Body and Power; psychotherapist and educator specializing in body awareness, and Internal Family Systems; private practice, Concord, Massachusetts.
 
Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD
Harvard/Partners Addiction Fellowship; Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine; Medical Director at WestBridge Community Services.
 
Zindel Segal, PhD
Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto; Senior Scientist in the Campbell Family Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; author of The Mindful Way through Depression and over 10 other books and 130 scientific publications.
 
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School; maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, MA; coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain; coeditor, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Sitting Together; author, The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems.
Website: www.Mindfulness-Solution.com
 
Janet L. Surrey, PhD
Clinical psychologist, Founding Scholar Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Wellesley College. Spirit Rock Meditation Center CDL3 graduate, Insight Dialogue Teacher.
 
Dennis Tirch, PhD
Director of the Center for Compassion Focused Therapy; Associate Director/Director of Clinical Services for the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy.
 

Additional Faculty:

Lisa Chatillon, PhD, Section Leader
Michael LaValle, PhD, Section Leader